There is a lot of confusion about how Brexit will impact many parts of UK life. For us, one of the key questions is how will Brexit impact the refugee crisis? We look at different angles to this complex issue.
ACH works closely with the Red Cross and legal firms to reunite refugees with their direct family.
Once a person has been granted refugee status in the UK, they have the right to apply to have their direct family (spouse or children) join them. In 2019, the Home Office granted 7,482 visas, with Eritrea, Sudan and Iran being the top three countries applying.
The MyCoventry project is a great initiative that supports Coventry as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’, by welcoming non-EU and EEA National newcomers and giving them the opportunity to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the community. The scheme will help improve language skills and enable new communities to learn and feel a part of the life of the city; as well as boost employment opportunities.
There is a huge gap in the research when it comes to investigating the link between trauma and health conditions, a pressing issue for refugees. However, there are many reports and conversations that suggest refugees and forced migrants are suffering a number of health issues which the evidence shows have strong links to the trauma they have experienced in their home countries, in refugee camps or in the journey to their final destination.
Our #rethinkingrefugee campaign has been running since 2015, born as a reaction to the negative portrayal of refugees in the media. It aims to change perceptions of refugees and show they are assets to local communities and employers.